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San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum

The San Joaquin County Historical Society preserves and interprets the county's history.

The Historical Society provides educational experiences that showcase the county's traditions of ingenuity, innovation, and invention -- with emphasis on San Joaquin county's singular contributions in agriculture -- to promote community pride, continued learning, and an appreciation of regional history among county residents and visitors.

The San Joaquin County Historical Society accomplishes its mission on behalf of the County of San Joaquin by:
Preserving historic buildings, documents, and objects;
Operating the San Joaquin County Historical Museum;
Presenting exhibits and programs; and
Developing and disseminating publications and media.

The San Joaquin County Historical Society is a California nonprofit corporation, tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  The Historical Society was initially formed in 1954 and since 1966 has operated a history museum in Micke Grove Regional Park under an agreement with the County of San Joaquin.


The Museum was initially accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) in 1973 and has retained that status after subsequent reviews.  AAM accreditation is noteworthy—only 5% of American and California museums are fully accredited.
The Historical Society and Museum maintains for the County of San Joaquin a collection of more than 50,000 historic objects representative of the history of the region, as well as historical archives.

The Historical Society and the County maintain the grounds of the 18.5 acre Museum campus, plus eight exhibition buildings, administrative and collections storage space, a workshop building with maintenance and restoration shops, a small gift shop building, a barn-like education support building, and a restroom building. 

The Historical Society and Museum is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the members of the Society.  A handful of Society employees focus their efforts on collections conservation and management, facilities maintenance and security, educational programs and visitor services, administration, and publications.    
 
The Historical Society relies heavily on volunteers.  The volunteers who conduct the Museum’s educational programs and services for schoolchildren are called “docents” (from Latin “to teach”) and the Docent Council is organized to train and maintain this critical workforce.  Other volunteers include a group that restores historic agricultural equipment, and “Friends of the Museum” volunteers who do a variety of support tasks.

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Note: Audio is distorted at times. Description : Dr. Amarjit Singh lectures on the contributions and history of the Punjabi Sikhs in San Joaquin County.  Digitized by California Revealed .
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Note: Audio contains hum, hiss, distortion, brief speed ramps and a 25-second gap. Portions were recorded at a low level. Description: Oral history of Mary Ralls, the first telephone operator in Lodi, California. Call Number: 68.52.1 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Note: Audio contains some static and distortion. Description: Rev. Herbert Schaal of Lodi gives a lecture on the history of Russian Germans in Europe and their contributions and migration to Lodi, CA. Digitized by California Revealed .
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Note:  Audio contains some distortion and breaks up at the end.  Description: Lodi oral history, Edith Henning and Lena MacDonald (1963). Call Number:  68.52.2 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Note:  Audio contains high-frequency noise, volume fluctuation, program distortion and static.  Description: Interviews with Lodi merchants Madison, Freidberger and Kaiser by Irma Friedberger. Call Number:  68.52.5 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Note: Audio contains static. Description: Sylvia Sun Minnik, local historian and author, lectures about the Chinese experience and contributions in San Joaquin County. Digitized by California Revealed .
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Note: Audio contains background ticks.  Description: Interviews with Amy Boynton-Beckman and Henry Thompson, early Lodi merchants. Call Number:  68.52.4 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Note:  Audio contains some static and distortion. Description: Rev. Constantine Efstatnui gives a presentation titled "Growth of Greek Community from Early 1900s," about the Greek community in San Joaquin County. Digitized by California Revealed .
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Note: Audio contains some hum and distortion. Description: Mrs. Frank Lucchetti talks about the contributions of Italian settlers in Lodi and San Joaquin County. Digitized by California Revealed .
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Note: Audio contains some static and distortion. Description: Albert Ortiz, professor at Delta College, talks about the contributions of Hispanics in San Joaquin County. Digitized by California Revealed .
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Note: Audio contains background noise, hum, distortion and background ticks.  Description: Lodi oral history, interview with John Blakeley. Call Number:  68.52.3 Digitized by California Revealed .
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